Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron – Electric quattro - Torque distribution and cooling Animation
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron – Electric quattro - Torque distribution and cooling Animation

The electric all-wheel drive in the Q4 e-tron top models has an asynchronous motor (ASM) on the front wheels that can rev at up to 14,000 rpm.

It is installed coaxially and has combined cooling with coolant and oil.

The principal advantages of the ASM are its short-term overload capacity and the minimal drag losses when it is inactive – these are important because the front motor does not contribute to the drive in the majority of driving situations for reasons of efficiency.